Target Helps St. Jude Patients Go To School
For more than a decade, Target has supported St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's mission of finding cures and saving children. Target’s remarkable dedication to the kids of St. Jude began in 1996 with the company’s commitment to build the St. Jude Target House, the hospital’s long-term residential facility designed as a home-away-from-home for patients and their families.
In 2010, Target helped with the renovation of specially-designed classrooms for St. Jude kids. The accredited St. Jude School Program Presented by Target continues patients’ educational growth while they receive treatment.
School is a normal part of childhood. For children undergoing treatment, school can offer a familiar and reassuring routine, as well as a feeling of being in step with the outside world. The mission of the School Program is to provide opportunities to continue normal educational activities and to provide re-entry services to ease the transition back to the community school.
There are currently 6 teachers and a teacher assistant at St. Jude to provide instruction for patients in grades K-12. Unfortunately, the demand for teaching staff is continually growing. St. Jude needs your help to continue to update and expand their facilities, to meet the demand of patients.
With your donations, we can help St. Jude provide education to more patients. Or better yet, we can help St. Jude find cures so more kids can go to school outside the hospital.